India Buys Ocean Sensors from U.S., Missiles from Israel

The Defense Acquisition Council of India’s Defense Ministry approved the purchase of ‘Expendable Bathythermograph Systems‘, which are small torpedo-shaped devices fitted with temperature sensors and transducers to detect changes in water temperature. These devices, meant for India’s Navy, will be acquired from the U.S.

The government also approved the procurement of a fresh batch of Barak surface-to-air missiles for Naval warships to enhance India’s maritime capability. These missiles will be supplied byRafael Advance Defense Systems Limited of Israel at an approximate cost of about $80 million.

Barak Missile

According to sources in the defense ministry the Council also reviewed several old proposals and gave instructions for their speedy processing, reports the Livemint.

 

April 10, 2017   No Comments

India Launches 100 Satellites on Single Rocket

India‘s Space and Research Organization disclosed that it had successfully launched more than a hundred nano satellites that weighed less than 22 pounds each, in a single mission.

“All 104 satellites were successfully placed in orbit,” the space agency’s chairman, A.S. Kiran Kumar, said. These included an Indian Earth observation satellite and two small technology-demonstration satellites, as also 96 from the United States and one each from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates, reports the Los Angeles Times.

ISRO Rocket

Prime Minister Modi tweeted that the “remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation.”

February 16, 2017   No Comments

Israeli JV to Manufacture Drones in India

India’s Adani Enterprises and Israeli Elbit Systems formed a joint venture, Adani-Elbit Advanced Systems India Limited (AEASIL), on November 7, 2016 to work together in the field of unmanned aircraft systems in India. The Adani group will own 51 percent stake in the JV, while the Israeli company will hold 49 percent.

Elbit's Unmanned Aircraft System

AEASIL will be channeled through Adani Aero Defense a subsidiary of the parent group, which will not only manufacture the UAVs, popularly known as drones, but also provide related maintenance, repair and overhaul services reports IHS Jane’s.

 

 

November 9, 2016   No Comments

BD India Will Market Malaria Detection Platform

New Jersey-based Becton, Dickinson and Company’s India affiliate BD India has signed a deal with Israel’s Sight Diagnostics by which it will market SightDX’s Parasight Malaria Detection Platform in India, reports India Medical Times. Varun Khanna, managing director, BD India and South Asia, said, “Our collaboration with Sight Diagnostics is aligned with our purpose of advancing the world of health by bringing technology solutions for malaria diagnosis to India.”

Parasight Platform

Parasight Platform

According to Sight Diagnostics, the Parasight device is a platform for blood analysis. When used with the Malaria test kit, it combines computer-vision algorithms (image processing) to rapidly identify and quantify blood components (e.g. red blood cells) and blood anomalies (e.g. parasites) in an automated fashion, and in less than 4 minutes, a report is created with the diagnosis (Positive/Negative), parasitemia count (percentage of infected red blood cells), and speciation (determination of the specific species of malaria)

Yossi Pollak, CEO, SightDX, said, “Our collaboration with BD provides us with an established and experienced partner in the field of infectious disease, and together we can better serve the Indian healthcare market.”

May 3, 2016   No Comments

IDenta Is Supplying Detectors to India

Jerusalem, Israel-based IDenta Corporation, the international drug and explosives-detection company, has supplied detectors to India, reports Bloomberg Business.

CEO Yaacov Shoham said, “Every year before the end of the financial year (March 31 in India) IDenta Corp. participates through the local representative company Technomaxx in different tenders related to IDenta’s different products. This year IDenta is participating in 6 large tenders.

“The total number of kits for four already known tenders from the states of Hyderabad, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are:

•    Drugs detectors: 18,000
•    Explosive detectors: 9,000
•    BTK (Bullet-hole Testing Kits): 151

IDENTA For Explosives

“Many of India’s agencies have been using IDenta’s different detectors since 2008, but this year the orders are significantly larger. India’s market is a main target for IDenta in 2016. IDenta is looking to enlarge the India penetration, including the unique IDenta Sniffer.”

January 17, 2016   No Comments